Friday, August 16, 2013

August Rush - Hallelujah

My intent for August Rush was to discover new music and refresh my playlist. I believe we have a soundtrack to our lives and mine needed some new energy.

Tonight, I'm not discovering new music, but exploring one of my all time favorite songs: Hallelujah. I loved this when I heard Jeff Buckley's version years ago. Listening to Pandora tonight I heard a new version which prompted a search for all possible versions. There are too many to post, but here are a few.

For those who love this song as much as I do, I'd love to know which version is your favorite. This song feels transcendent. It feels as if it was written for my soul to sing. It feels as if it holds the weight of the world, effortlessly. 

The original:

My favorite version:

So good.

Justin Timberlake:

Jon Bon Jovi:

Jason Castro - I remember when he sang this on American Idol:


Regina Spekor - always with her own twist:

Carly Rose:

 Skip to 2 minutes in:


Celine Dion and the Canadian Tenors - a beautiful surprise! 

Sheryl Crow:

John Cale:

Susan Boyle:


Il Divo -  Translated:

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